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Johnson & Johnson says its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine neutralizes Delta variant

New Jersey: Johnson & Johnson on Thursday announced data that demonstrated its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine generated strong, persistent activity against the rapidly spreading Delta variant and other highly prevalent SARS-CoV-2 viral variants.

Delta plus strain calls for urgent measures, including vaccination: WHO representative

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: Vaccination and safety measures such as wearing face masks are essential when it comes to fighting the Delta Plus coronavirus variant, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Russia Melita Vujnovic said.

COVID-19 Delta variant has potential to make ‘epidemic curve exponentially’

New York: The head of the UN health agency expressed concern on Friday over the COVID-19’s delta variant, which he called “the most transmissible” mutation to date.

WHO concerned about transmissibility of Delta coronavirus variant, says Tedros

Moscow/Sputnik: The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the transmissibility of the Delta coronavirus variant, first identified in India and now present in 85 countries, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday.

Delta Plus variant case diagnosed in Andhra Pradesh: Health Minister

Vijayawada/UNI: Andhra Pradesh Minister for Health Alla Kalikrishna Srinivas said that a delta plus variant case was diagnosed in Tirupati a few days ago and the patient has recovered.

Pfizer claims its Covid19 vaccine 'very effective' against Delta variant

New Delhi/IBNS: US pharma giant Pfizer, which is in the final stages of closing a coronavirus vaccine deal with the Indian government, has said its jab is very effective against the Delta variant of the virus, according to media reports.

Maharashtra reports over 10,000 fresh COVID-19 cases amid concern over Delta variant

Mumbai/IBNS: Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 10,066 new COVID-19 cases, which is up from 8,470 cases on Tuesday. 

COVID-19: More than 40 Delta Plus cases detected in India

New Delhi/IBNS: More than 40 cases of Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 have been detected in India with clusters seen in three states, Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, media reports said.

Centre classifies Delta Plus strain as variant of concern; alerts Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh

New Delhi/IBNS: The Union Health Ministry has alerted and advised Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh regarding the Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 being found in some districts in these States.

21 cases of Delta COVID variant detected in Maharashtra so far: State health minister

Mumbai/IBNS: Twenty-one cases of Delta Plus COVID variant have been detected in Maharashtra during the devastating second wave of the pandemic, state health minister Rajesh tope said on Monday.

Sputnik V vaccine is more efficient against Delta variant of coronavirus: Study

Moscow: The Russia-developed Sputnik V vaccine has been found working efficiently against the Delta variant of the COVID-19 disease, a study revealed on Tuesday.

Delta variant of Covid can infect even after Covishield, Covaxin jabs: AIIMS study

New Delhi/IBNS: The 'delta' variant of COVID-19, the version first detected in India in October last year, can infect people even after they have received both jabs of the Covaxin or Covishield vaccines, new studies, done separately by AIIMS (Delhi) and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), revealed.

Gap between two Covid vaccine doses should be reduced to combat Delta variant: Lancet study

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the spread of the Delta variant of coronavirus, which is dominant in India, the gap between the two doses should be reduced and boosters must be provided to those whose immunity may not be high enough, The Lancet journal said in a new study.

WHO names Covid strain first detected in India as 'Delta Variant'

New Delhi/IBNS: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday named the COVID-19 variant first found in India as the "Delta variant".